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Sourec: Thailand Medical News  Nov 01, 2019  3 years ago
Researchers from Johns Hopkins Medicine have identified three so-called “complement system” genes that appear to play a role in debilitating forms of multiple sclerosis (MS) conditions including MS-caused vision loss. The researchers were able to single out these genes known to be integral in the development of the brain and immune systems by using DNA from MS patients along with high-...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 01, 2019  3 years ago
Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania have developed a blood tests or rather to be more precise a liquid biopsy, that can predict brain cancer prognosis. The team are the first to demonstrate that glioblastoma (GBM) patients with a higher concentration of cell-free DNA (cfDNA) have a shorter progression-free survival after they are diagnosed compared to patients with less cfDNA, and that...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 01, 2019  3 years ago
Around one third of the world’s pigs are expected to die from African swine fever as authorities grapple with a complex disease spreading rapidly in the globalization era, the World Organization for Animal Health’s president, Dr. Mark Schipp commented yesterday during a press conference. From an initial expectation of 25 percent, the figure was upgraded to 33 percent or one third due t...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Oct 31, 2019  3 years ago
Sanofi, the French pharmaceutical giant today announced that it will slash prices of its TB drugs by almost 66 percent in a bid to help the global fight against Tuberculosis which is on the increase and has caused more than 1.8 million deaths in 2018 alone. Sanofi's rifapentine The move comes as the United Nations seeks to galvanize the campaign against TB and also as US researchers are dev...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Oct 31, 2019  3 years ago
Medical researchers from the universities of Leeds, Münster and Erlangen have uncovered a novel antibiotic-free approach that could help prevent and treat one of the most widespread bacterial pathogens, using nanocapsules made of natural ingredients. The Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) is a bacterial pathogen carried by 4.4 billion people worldwide, with the highest prevalence in Afri...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Oct 31, 2019  3 years ago
A new joint study by research scientists from the Washington State University, Amity University and  Stanford University have revealed a new therapeutic target for the treatment of gout, a common type of arthritis that causes episodes of painful and stiff joints. The new study reveals that blocking a signaling molecule known as TAK1 can suppress inflammation caused by gout. The research lay...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Oct 30, 2019  3 years ago
Researchers from Georgia State University have developed a safer and more sensitive contrast dye for MRI tests that can be used to provide the first effective, noninvasive method for detecting and diagnosing early-stage liver diseases, including liver fibrosis. Dr Jenny Yang, a Regents' Professor in Chemistry at Georgia State and the associate director of the university's Center for Dia...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Oct 30, 2019  3 years ago
Researchers from GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) said that they are closing in on a new game-changing vaccine for tuberculosis, the world's deadliest infectious disease that claimed some 1.8 million lives last year. The existing Bacille-Calmette-Guerin (BCG) vaccine licensed for humans in 1921 is only proven to be effective for children under five for limited forms of tuberculosis. It does not protec...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Oct 30, 2019  3 years ago
Unknown to many despite all the advances in technology, pharmaceuticals, genetics and medicine, there are over 3585 rare diseases that modern medicine knows little about and neither do doctors know how to treat these diseases that affects more than 300 million people globally!   Rare diseases represent a growing global problem. Until now, the lack of data made it difficult to estimate their...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Oct 30, 2019  3 years ago
Unknown to many people, taking excessive or above the recommended daily allowance (RDA) of Vitamin B3 (Niacin) can lead to a serious eye condition known as niacin-induced cystoid maculopathy, a form of retinal swelling. If untreated or not diagnosed in time, it can lead to serious permanent eye damage and even blindness. Unfortunately, many people take Vitamin B3 to lower their cholesterol...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Oct 29, 2019  3 years ago
More than 33 percent of people prescribed direct-acting oral anticoagulants such as apixaban used over-the-counter products that could cause dangerous internal bleeding. People on these medications largely lacked knowledge of some potentially serious interactions.   Direct-acting oral anticoagulants are the drug of choice for stroke prevention in patients with atrial fibrilla...
Source: EDITORIAl, Thailand Medical News  Oct 29, 2019  3 years ago
I know that I might get criticized by some in the medical community as being the owner of numerous medical online portals and also medical print media, I should not be making such comments. But seriously think about what I am stating. This article is purely to invoke some deep and critical thinking. One cannot help but to question whether there is an inert superior intelligence in bacteria, vir...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Oct 29, 2019  3 years ago
An international study involving medical researchers from the US and Japan have concluded that Aspirin helps decrease the growth of Intracranial Aneurysm. The researchers using big data analysis, conducted a database search to investigate whether aspirin can aid in the prevention of intracranial aneurysm rupture by hindering aneurysm growth. The researchers identified 146 patients harboring mul...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Oct 29, 2019  3 years ago
According to WHO, Tuberculosis was responsible for 1.5 million deaths in 2018. Despite advances in medical sciences, Tuberculosis infections are on the increase and spreading with drug resistant strains manifesting in numerous locations worldwide.   A newly developed and approved three-drug treatment for tuberculosis will be available in 150 countries including South-East Asia, India and So...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Oct 29, 2019  3 years ago
Medical researchers from RIKEN Brain Science Institute in Tokyo have discovered a biomarker for schizophrenia. Working with animal models, postmortem human brains, and people with schizophrenia, the researchers discovered that a subtype of schizophrenia is related to abnormally high levels hydrogen sulfide in the brain. Studies showed that this abnormality likely results from a DNA-modifying react...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Oct 28, 2019  3 years ago
  University Of California, San Diego Health has started enrolling its first set of patients to evaluate an investigational hand-held technology to non-invasively fragment painful kidney stones. The clinical trial will assess the safety and effectiveness of breaking up kidney stones using acoustic energy. Unlike traditional shockwave technologies, this next-generation form of lithotripsy uses...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Oct 28, 2019  3 years ago
A study published in the American Journal Of Medicine conducted jointly by researchers from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), Brigham and Women’s Hospital and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health (HSPH) concludes that drinking too much coffee is linked with an increased risk of getting a migraine.   The medical researchers f...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Oct 28, 2019  3 years ago
A recent study at National University Of Singapore  led by researchers from National University Hospital, Singapore General Hospital and Tan Tock Seng Hospital found that old age and lower white cell counts are significant risk factors for poor platelet recovery among dengue patients with thrombocytopaenia. According to Dr Yee-Sin Leo from the Department of Medicine, National University Of...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Oct 28, 2019  3 years ago
About a million individuals are diagnosed with Lyme disease each year of which about 350,000 are just in the US alone. But unfortunately, tens of thousands more are often not even diagnosed correctly or are often mistreated for other symptoms despite contracting Lyme Disease. Access to proper diagnostics is one major issue. Lyme disease is caused by Borrelia burgdorferi and transmitted by the bite...
Source: Thailand Medical News   Oct 28, 2019  3 years ago
A new study conducted by the Applied Health Research Center at St Michael’s Hospital in Toronto has made a disturbing revelation that a common type of high blood pressure and  hypertension medication used by many is associated with an increased risk of suicide as it alters the moods of patients. Individuals taking angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs) appear to be more likely to ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Oct 27, 2019  3 years ago
Tons of medical research is showing that chronic inflammation may be the common factor in many diseases. What is even more worrying is  conditions known as chronic inflammation and also prolonged low inflammation status which millions of individuals are walking around with not knowing the condition of their bodies and the detrimental effects it can have. When considering ways for disease r...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Oct 27, 2019  3 years ago
Neuromodulation, including vagus nerve stimulation, has potential to prevent trauma deaths   Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research scientists have completed a study involving bioelectronic medicine strategies to treat Hemorrhagic Shock (HS) and the positive findings of the study has been published in the Springer Nature journal, Bioelectronic Medicine.   Hemorrhagic shock...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Oct 26, 2019  3 years ago
Breaking News : Mylan Pharmaceuticals is conducting a voluntary recall of one lot of Alprazolam Tablets, USP C-IV 0.5 mg, to the consumer/user level. This lot is being recalled due to the potential presence of foreign substance. Clinical impact from the foreign material, if present, is expected to be rare, but the remote risk of infection to a patient cannot be ruled out. To date, Mylan Pharmaceut...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Oct 26, 2019  3 years ago
While individuals and activists are trying to reduce plastic usage in the world, some tea manufacturers are doing the opposite and replacing traditional paper teabags with plastic ones. Some are using newer types of materials that mix plastic with paper (resembling fabric like texture) while some paper bag ones in lieu of using metal staples are using a plastic glue that dissolves in hot liquids! ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Oct 26, 2019  3 years ago
A study conducted by University of Montreal Health Center has shown that beer consumption by men is linked to a higher risk of prostate cancer. The findings indicate that of many men suffering from advanced-stage prostate cancer appear to share at least one thing in common: they are now or have been heavy drinkers of beer. The study was led by renowned  uro-oncologist Dr Pierre Karakiewicz, a...
Sourec: Thailand Medical News  Oct 25, 2019  3 years ago
Alcohol consumption of any kind even in small amounts have been shown to be harmful to the health of those with HIV according to a study done by the Boston University School Of Medicine. Alcohol is linked to alterations in immune function among people with HIV. Despite it being known for a long time that alcohol impacts immune function, it's been unclear the effect of alcohol on immune func...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Oct 25, 2019  3 years ago
A shocking meta-analysis study has revealed that the number of Thais suffering from mental illnesses has more than doubled since 2012. In 2012 it was reported that about three million Thais are known to suffer from some form or other of mental illness. A that time,  heads from the Department of Mental Health concluded that around 20% of Thais, or about on...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Oct 25, 2019  3 years ago
A new meta analytic study by medical researchers from the University of Arizona, Tucson indicate that patients with rheumatic diseases that are treated with interleukin inhibitors have increased risk of serious infections, opportunistic infections, and cancer. Dr Jawad Bilal from the University of Arizona, Tucson, co-author of the study told Thailand Medical News, “These finding...
Source:Thailand Medical News  Oct 25, 2019  3 years ago
Researchers from Columbia University Irving Medical Center have conducted a new multinational study that shows that the most popular first-line treatment for hypertension ie ACE inhibitors are less effective and has more side effects than an alternative called Thiazides that's prescribed much less often. The study also found that non-dihydropyridine calcium channel blockers were less effective...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Oct 25, 2019  3 years ago
Singaporean Researchers from the Duke-NUS Medical School conducted the first large-scale study to systematically identify adenovirus strains in Singapore and in doing so, have discovered four new strains and found an increase in two strains linked to severe diseases. Human adenovirus infections in Singapore and Malaysia have caused severe respiratory disease among children and adults in recent ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Oct 24, 2019  3 years ago
Stroke and Aneurysm are two terms are often used interchangeably but in actual fact they are two distinct medical conditions. While most are aware that a Stroke is the life-threatening medical condition that effects the brain, many are not be aware of what distinguishes it from an aneurysm.   Globally, about 870,000 people are affected per year by Strokes and Aneurysms, of which about 395,000...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Oct 24, 2019  3 years ago
In 2018, a total of 2.6 million breast implant surgeries were done globally according to official data collated from suppliers and various aesthetics and plastic surgery boards. This figure does not constitute unofficial breast implant surgeries done in countries like South America, Mexico, China, India, Vietnam, Thailand and Philippines. In 2017 the official number of breast implants done globall...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Oct 24, 2019  3 years ago
A study by researchers from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and Karlstad University, Sweden show that exposure during the first trimester of pregnancy to mixtures of suspected endocrine-disrupting chemicals found in many consumer products is related to lower IQ in children by age 7. This study is among the first to look at prenatal suspected endocrine-disrupting chemical mixtures in re...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Oct 24, 2019  3 years ago
Researchers from University Leuven, Belgium including immunologist Johan Van Weyenbergh (KU Leuven) and his Belgian-Brazilian colleagues have shown that a drug used to fight arthritis also stops the process that allows the tuberculosis bacillus to infect and hijack blood stem cells. Tuberculosis (TB) may affect any part of the body, but the spread of the disease might start in the bone mar...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Oct 23, 2019  3 years ago
If you see your doctor still using a stethoscope, then you know it is time to either change doctor or change hospitals. The stethoscope that was invented like two centuries ago is not only obsolete but also totally inaccurate in giving any proper diagnosis compared to latest hightech tools that are easily available these days. Th Stethoscope Dying? Although it was a symbol of the medical profes...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Oct 23, 2019  3 years ago
A recent study conducted in Japan by Tohoku Rosai Hospital in Sendai indicated that frequent trips to the toilet at night to urinate a sign of high blood pressure.   Although, frequent nighttime urination is also  symptom of other underlying medical conditions such chronic kidney failure, congestive heart failure, diabetes and enlarged prostate or even a sign of sleep disorders, in mos...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Oct 23, 2019  3 years ago
55% of incidences and deaths alone are concentrated in  East Asia ie  China, Hong Kong, Macau, Japan, Mongolia, North Korea, South Korea ,Taiwan., Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, Myanmar, Singapore, Philippines, Malaysia and Indonesia . #UEGW19 The findings of a major study across 195 countries, presented at UEG Week Conference 2019 in Barcelona yesterday, indicate that global death rates ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Oct 22, 2019  3 years ago
The rate of people developing allergies globally have gone up over the years by as much as 28% and in developed countries like the US, Britain, Australia and Singapore, the rates are even higher. From food allergies, to pollen and dust allergies, individuals often tend to self-prescribe OTC antihistamines even without consulting a doctor. In the US, Australia, Canada and Britain, sales o...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Oct 22, 2019  3 years ago
Medical researchers from University of California, have finally identified the culprits behind a mysterious disease called acute flaccid myelitis that has been on the increase over the last seven years and affects predominantly children with flu-like symptoms which later causes paralysis in them. Cases have been reported globally the last few years with more cases identified in the US due to bette...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Oct 21, 2019  3 years ago
Researchers from University of California, Los Angeles have discovered that creatine is critical for immune cells to fight cancer and that it serves as a molecular battery for immune cells by storing and distributing energy to power their fight against cancer. The study is the first to show that creatine uptake is critical to the anti-tumor activities of CD8 T cells, also known a...
Source:Thailand Medical News  Oct 20, 2019  3 years ago
Genetically linked but common polycystic kidney disease (PKD) has long been perceived to be progressive and irreversible, sentencing patients to a slow and often painful decline as fluid filled cysts develop in the kidneys, grow and multiply and disrupt the organ from functioning properly. Once the kidneys fail, PKD patients often need dialysis or have to undergo a kidney transplant. To escalate i...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Oct 19, 2019  3 years ago
In response to the acute shortage of  cancer drug Vincristine for children in the US, Canada and elsewhere, we have launched project  #SaveCancerKids to help hospitals and parents facing the problems. The drugs are available in India from 5 reputable and credible generic pharma companies, for more info refer to updates section of our previous article: https://www.thailandmedical.new...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Oct 19, 2019  3 years ago
Vincristine a vital chemotherapy drug used to treat many types of childhood or pediatric cancer is now in acute short supply not only in the US but elsewhere as well around the globe. The shortage is putting hundreds of thousands of children at the risk of dying and also causing the drug prices to escalate by as much as fifteen to twenty times the original price.The shortage has galvanized oncolog...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Oct 18, 2019  3 years ago
A new study by a medical team from Oregon University indicates that blue wavelengths produced by light-emitting diodes from computers and smart phones damage cells in the brain and not just the retinas of the eyes and even when there is no exposure to eyes, but just exposure to body parts, aging, brain damage and also epigenetic mutations occur. Putting it simply, prolonged exposure to blue light,...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Oct 17, 2019  3 years ago
A team of medical researchers from the University of California, Los Angeles have developed a new treatment protocol to eliminate leukemia stem cells in patients undergoing remission after treatment with conventional drugs. Leukemia Stem Cells In 2001, the introduction of the drug imatinib revolutionized the treatment of a type of cancer called chronic myelogenous leukemia. In more than 8...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Oct 16, 2019  3 years ago
Instant noodles are one of the most common processed foods that are consumed on the planet. Countries like China, Indonesia, Japan and now Thailand are the highest consumers of instant noodles in the world, according to an estimation published by the World Instant Noodle Association. One of the main attractions of instant noodles by far is the cheap price and the low amount of calories found in ce...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Oct 15, 2019  3 years ago
The Annual HIMSS-Elsevier Digital Healthcare Award is a form of recognition to organisations for their outstanding innovation and achievement in implementing and utilizing health information and technology to improve patient care and safety. There were four finalists shortlisted per award category, namely: Outstanding ICT Innovation and Outstanding ICT Achievement; with two winners announced per ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Oct 14, 2019  3 years ago
Dental and medical researchers from UConn School of Medicine in a study have confirmed that oral health is a critical component to overall health for all ages, but especially more important for the elderly. In a review article recently published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, the authors outline the potential complications that can arise from poor oral hygiene in...
Source: Thailand Medical News & American Academy of Ophthalmology  Oct 13, 2019  3 years ago
New Study Confirms Earlier Reports That Elmiron, A Drug Used To Treat Bladder Conditions Linked To Serious Retinal Damage Of The Eye.     Elmiron, the brand name for Pentosan, which is sodium pentosan polysulfate (PPS), a prescription medication that has been used to treat pain caused by interstitial cystitis, commonly known as “painful bladder syndrome” for decades. T...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Oct 12, 2019  3 years ago
A medical study by the Ottawa Hospital and the University of Ottawa offers a new insight on how ovarian cancer forms and suggests how it might be prevented. The findings of that study is the first to show that the natural stiffening of the ovaries called fibrosis occurs with age. It also suggests that the diabetes drug metformin may be able to halt this process. The study was published in Cli...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Oct 10, 2019  3 years ago
The ASCO Breakthrough Summit 2019 which is a global event showcasing oncology innovations will be opened in Bangkok tomorrow and will be last for three days. The Breakthrough summit will showcase the latest in cancer care and highlight how rapidly evolving science, technology and research are transforming cancer care with new treatments and therapies. Featuring a host of distinguished spea...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Oct 10, 2019  3 years ago
Taking into consideration Thailand’s current position as a Medical Hub of the Asia Pacific region coupled with the Thai Government’s Economic and Social Digitization Initiative ie Thailand 4.0. , HMISS has announced the intention to enter into a Memorandum Of Undertanding (MOU) with True Digital Group, a subsidiary of True Corporation , a leading communications conglomerate in Thailand...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Oct 10, 2019  3 years ago
It’s a billion dollar market out there with fake claims to keep your baby’s skin and heath as perfect as possible. The unsurprising irony is that none of these baby skincare products is necessary. Your baby’s skin is far better off with minimal intervention. The fewer soaps, shampoos, lotions and products that one apply to the little one’s incredible new skin, the healthier...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Oct 10, 2019  3 years ago
The Findings Of A Research Study That Was Published By The Annals Of Internal Medicine, A Journal Of The America College Of Physicians Is Now Thought To Be Tainted As One Of The Authors Has Been Linked To The Meat Industry.     A new scandal is emerging in the medical circles after a research that claimed all previous studies linking red meat to diseases such as cancer and heart disease...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Oct 07, 2019  3 years ago
Globally, pulmonary embolism​ or PE, a blood clot lodged in one of the pulmonary arteries in the lungs, is the third leading cause of cardiovascular-related deaths.Typically are treated with anticoagulants (commonly known as blood thinners) but of late the rise of  the use of new interventional devices that remove or dissolve clots in the lungs has significantly increased in recent years. H...

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